Crystal Vandegrift, Author at Farmville

COVID-19

Gov. lifts school mask mandate

Shortly after taking office on Saturday, Jan. 16, Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed nine executive orders, one beginning lifting the statewide COVID-19 mask mandate in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, January 21, 2022 8:00 am

Local

Area sees second winter storm

For the second time this year, snow, sleet and freezing rain left its mark across the Commonwealth on Sunday, Jan. 16. As of Monday, Jan. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:50 pm

Local

Overdose deaths surpass 100,000

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released data that deaths from drug overdose have hit an all-time high in the U.S. and experts are ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, January 14, 2022 2:37 pm

Local

Student loan forgiveness ending

For millions of Americans with student debt, the pause the federal government placed on loan repayment is coming to an end. Payments are currently suspended, ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:01 am

Local

Inflation hits all time high

If you have bought a gallon of milk, a gallon of gas, a used car or shopped at the Dollar Tree, you know inflation is ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, December 17, 2021 6:10 pm

Local

Town, county crime rates drop

A recent ConsumerAffairs report has ranked Virginia as the ninth safest place to live. Each state was ranked based on violent crime, property crime, number ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, November 19, 2021 10:50 am

Local

Supervisor seats will go unchanged

Prince Edward County citizens went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2, to cast their vote for four Board of Supervisors members. The candidates running ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:04 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Catching Up With…Katie Bratcher Rhine

After having spent nine years working in Florida with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Katie Bratcher Rhine has moved on to overseeing a team responsible for ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, October 30, 2021 6:26 pm

Local

Retirees to receive largest COLA in years

For the approximately 70 million Americans who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits this January, their monthly checks will have something extra ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:43 pm

Farmville

Pain at the pumps

With summer ending and fall coming, consumers historically see a drop in gas prices. However, this fall, drivers may continue to feel pain at the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:45 pm

COVID-19

FDA approves third COVID shot

Once again, Virginia residents will need to roll up their sleeves to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. On Friday, Sept. 24, the Federal ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:17 pm

Longwood

University ranks in top 10

For the sixth consecutive year, Longwood University (LU) is able to add the title of top 10 public universities offering the highest percentage of small ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:00 am

News

Department trains for water rescue

Members of the Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue spent two days recently training in a labor-intensive class to better prepare them for water rescues. Six ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, August 19, 2021 4:08 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Catching Up With…Ridge Fuller

Hampden-Sydney College graduate Ridge Fuller is making a name for himself in the sports world but says Farmville is where he misses the times he ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Local man wins brewing contest

A Farmville man’s hobby of home brewing has won him the opportunity to have a brewery craft his beer so others may enjoy it. Beginning ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, July 12, 2021 4:35 pm

Meherrin

Fireworks show to return July 2

After a year of no fireworks due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue will hold its Fourth of July celebration Friday, July ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:48 am

Local

Area avoids plague of cicadas

The buzz this spring has begun with the emergence of the Brood X 17-year cicada in some areas, but chances are we will not hear ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:38 am

Longwood

Longwood awards 1,191 degrees

Longwood University awarded 937 degrees to the Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 15 on Wheeler Mall. Across Wheeler Mall, chairs were spread out in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, May 17, 2021 7:02 pm

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Catching Up With … William Moss

Moss turns passion for sports into a business William Moss has turned his passion for sports and his fiercely competitive spirit into a successful business. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, May 16, 2021 6:00 am

TOWN OF FARMVILLE

Friends of the Appomattox cleanup waterways

The Friends of the Appomattox River group held its annual spring cleanup of the Appomattox River and area waterways on Saturday, April 17, removing 1,000 ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, April 19, 2021 11:11 am

FARMVILLE THE MAGAZINE

Catching Up With…Blake Phillips

Blake Phillips found his way to Farmville by way of Longwood University when he took the job as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:00 am

Meherrin

Egg My Yard is a success

Children woke up Easter morning on Sunday, April 4, to find their yards filled with Easter eggs thanks to a fundraiser  organized by Meherrin Volunteer ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, April 9, 2021 6:00 am

News

SEC begins pole, line inspections

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) has begun inspections of its utility poles and overhead lines. In response to the significant damage that SEC experienced during the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:21 am

News

The cicadas are coming

With warm temperatures and thawing ground, ready or not, the Brood X cicadas are coming. After spending 17 years underground, the Brood X periodical cicadas ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:00 am

LIFESTYLES

Brewery releases new brew

Three Roads Brewing and the Southside SPCA held a Can-Can Event fundraiser on Saturday, March 20, at Three Roads Brewing in Farmville. During the event, ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:00 am

Local

SCC to review SEC’s outage issues

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will be reviewing Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) handling of the Valentine’s weekend ice storm that left thousands in the company’s ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Monday, March 8, 2021 12:53 pm

BUSINESS

Wedding venues strained by restrictions

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline, Gov. Ralph Northam announced an ease of restrictions on outdoor events during a Wednesday, Feb. 24, news conference. Beginning ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, March 5, 2021 6:00 am

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